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FOTA Melody Miles Road Race


Did you know that the HW Friends of the Arts has been supporting the arts in our district for over 27 years? Educators are invited to submit grant proposals which bring visual art, theater, and music into the classroom. Melody Miles is FOTA's annual fundraiser and allows them to support our teachers as they look to do big things. Join us in running Melody Miles this year, and help keep the arts vibrant in HW! Plus, you have the option to sign up as a school team when you register--choose team Cutler so we can win bragging rights as the school with the highest participation! Use the link below and sign up the whole family, Melody Miles is open to all ages! 


Melody Miles Website


Grades K-8 (Boys) and grade 1-8 (girls)!!!

Hello Lacrosse Families,

Registration is now open at the following link:

As a reminder, this is a new registration system so you will need to create a new username and password.

If you have any questions please let us know.


HW Youth Lacrosse Coaches

Cutler Arial Folder

We have begun meeting with the architect for the Cutler Elementary School Project on a weekly basis to develop plans and opportunities for information gathering. You can find us at the Farmers Market on 9/29 and 10/6 answering questions about the project. We will also be running an Educational Forum that consists of 30-40 people working through a visioning process for the new school building.  This is an exciting opportunity for parents, staff, administration, community members, and government officials to come together to develop a vision for a school of the future.  Having been through this process before, it is an awesome way to be part of the design of a new school.  

If you would like to be a member of the Educational Forum Visioning Session, please be sure you can attend the sessions on both October 11 & October 18 and sign up here. The sessions will be held in the MS/HS Library. We are also working on an evening visioning session. As soon as we have the details, we will send out the invite.

If you would like to be considered to be a member of the Educational Forum Visioning Session, please be sure you can attend the following two dates: 

First session: 10/11/23 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - The Educational Forum participants will be focused on the learner. In this full-day session, we will build a shared understanding of child development and consider how teaching, learning, and the learning environment itself can best support the physical, academic, and social-emotional needs of the age group. We will also begin to explore the logistical, academic, and social-emotional impacts of various design enrollments using a series of "what if..." small table conversations.  

Second session: 10/18/23 - Noon - 3:00 PM - Participants will use the vision of child development, teaching, and learning we created in our first session to define the ideal learning environment. Participants will identify important space types, program adjacencies, and guiding design principles for the future CES.

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Public Safety Food Drive to Benefit Acord

Join the Hamilton Police and Fire Departments to support the Acord Food Pantry for a Food Drive event hosted at the Hamilton Public Safety Building! The food drive will be held on Saturday September 30th from 10am- 1pm.

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Sign Up for the Elementary Directory !

Hello families! The start of school is fast approaching and it's time to sign up for the Elementary Directory!  In order to be included, you must opt in and complete a new form every year.  This is separate and apart from any contact information collected by the schools or individual classrooms or Friends groups. Once you complete the fields in this form, click on the "submit" button at the bottom, and your information will be included in the 2023-2024 Elementary School Directory. The deadline for submission is Sept. 25th. 

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Friends of the Arts Community Meeting

Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts will hold our first community meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., in the Local History Room, on the second floor of the Hamilton Wenham Public Library. This month’s faculty guests are Mr. Lease, HWRHS Theatre Teacher and Ferrini Dramatic Center Manager, and Ms. de Lima, MRMS Theater and Public Speaking Teacher. If you love the arts and are looking for a way to get more involved this year, please join us to learn more. We love friendly new faces! For more information, please reach out to

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school lunch

Massachusetts has once again approved free school lunches for all students. The first lunch for all students in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is free during the 23-24 school year.  Students will still need to use the MySchool Bucks account to purchase a second lunch or snacks that are not included with a student lunch.

Free and reduced meal benefits can be applied for at any time during the school year. Applications are available on the HWRSD Nutrition webpage or by contacting the Food Service office at 978-468-0398.

Q: If meals are free this school year, why do I need to fill out an application?

Filling out an application helps newly eligible children receive P-EBT funds. You may be eligible to reduce or waive academic and athletic fees too.

Q: If meals are free this school year, why do we still need to use MySchoolBucks?

If your child would like to purchase snacks or assorted drinks -- they will need funds in their accounts. If your child brings lunch from home but would like to purchase a drink such as milk or juice, there is an additional cost. 

More information about the HWRSD Nutrition Services Department can be found here.


We currently have many open positions, including a speech and language pathologist, a part-time ESL teacher, custodians, food service workers, administrative assistants, and lunch monitors. If you want to work in an awesome school district or know someone looking for a great job, please contact Alison Cataldo, HR Director.

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